Philosophical lectures as part of the educational program for the exhibition “This Is Not a Book: Collection of Dmitry Volkov. A story about a man, his art and library”.

CCS experts gave several lectures on philosophy by David Hume and Edmund Husserl, Rene Descartes and Immanuel Kant.

The first lecture was devoted to the connection of consciousness with the outside world. Paying attention to our own consciousness, we find that only it itself is available to us and it is with its help that we learn about the external world. If consciousness itself is the subject of our interest, hadn’t we better dwell on it and not move on to the world in our research? David Hume and Edmund Husserl were in search of an answer to this question at different times.

The second lecture touched on one of the eternal philosophical questions - "Who am I?" "I am a soul," thought the French philosopher Rene Descartes. "I am a thinking thing, an immortal substance." The German philosopher Immanuel Kant was of the opposite opinion. He believed that there is no thing like I. I am just the center around which the experience is organized.